How to enable and configure the Windows Azure monitoring


Windows Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft, for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. It provides both platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.





Configuring VSAX to monitor a Windows Azure subscription:

  • Click on “Add” button and you will be presented with an “Add Azure Subscription” window

  • Choose a name for the subscription. (The name is a friendly label to help you identify monitored subscriptions)

  • Type or paste your Windows Azure Subscription ID

  • Generate or Load an existing Management Certificate





Locating your Windows Azure Subscription ID:



Uploading a Management Certificate to Windows Azure Management Portal:

  • Go to: Management Portal

  • Login using your Windows Azure Administrator’s (or delegated Administrator) live account

  • Click on the “Upload” button

  • Click on the “Browse for file” button and select your management certificate file

  • Click on “OK”


Note: You may monitor more than one Windows Azure subscription on the same computer.


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